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Chase Burns Mechanical Analysis

Chase Burns Mechanical Analysis

Chase Burns is one of the top collegiate arms in the country heading into next year and possesses an elite fastball, reaching 102 mph. In this video we do an in-depth mechanical analysis and discuss what allows him to reach these velocities. If you're interested in...

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How to Actually Recover From Throwing

How to Actually Recover From Throwing

Throwing a baseball is a certainly a stressful endeavor. Our knowledge and training has improved over the last couple of decades and so has our knowledge of our recovery as it relates to throwing. However, recovery has now become a cottage industry unto itself and has...

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Preparing the Pecs for High Velocity Throwing

Preparing the Pecs for High Velocity Throwing

The pectoralis muscles (“pecs”) play an important role in high velocity throwing as they (along with the latissimus dorsi) are one of the main accelerators of the arm. When the arm moves between cocking and acceleration the pec plays its most important role: moving...

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The Role of the Lats in High Velocity Throwing

The Role of the Lats in High Velocity Throwing

Throwing is a complex pattern involving well-sequenced movements and the efficient transfer of energy through the body, leading to higher output than would otherwise be possible. The latissimus dorsi, or lats, play an important role in the throwing pattern. The lats...

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Youth Training and Skill Development: Part 2

Youth Training and Skill Development: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series we covered the importance of developing skills and physical qualities that will help youth athletes reach their highest possible level long-term. In part 2 of this series we’ll be discussing the importance of gamifying as much of youth...

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Youth Training and Skill Development: Part 1

Youth Training and Skill Development: Part 1

As the new year begins, we set our sights toward spring sports, and that means baseball season! For our youth athletes, this means they have a couple of months before the season starts (in the mid-Atlantic region). There are some obvious factors that differentiate...

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The Top 5 Posts of 2022

The Top 5 Posts of 2022

With 2022 coming to a close, here are our 5 most popular articles of the year: Mechanisms of Adaptation to High Velocity Throwing High intensity throwing is commonly included in velocity development programs, but most athletes and coaches don’t understand why it...

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Connective Tissue, Elasticity, and Throwing Velocity

Connective Tissue, Elasticity, and Throwing Velocity

The classical strength and conditioning approach that is used by many strength coaches and other professionals in the sports performance realm tends to be very muscle focused. This is important, but tends to overlook certain important components relevant to elite...

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